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Private Ski Lessons for Adults - Low Season - All Levels

Ski Schools in Les Deux Alpes

Learn to ski in Les Deux Alpes


Only an hour’s drive from Grenoble and 2.5hrs from Lyon, the resort of Les Deux Alpes is situated at 1,650m in the French Isère department at the point where the Northern and Southern Alps meet. Les Deux Alpes lies within the Massif des Écrins mountain range and is home to the Mantal glacier, also known as the Mont-de-Lans glacier.

The Mantal glacier has an altitude of over 3000m, which makes summer skiing possible. What’s more, even snow fans with only little experience can ski on the glacier, as blue slopes lead from the very top all the way down to the valley.

In Les Deux Alpes, the main slopes are found on the Jandri (3288m), the Tête du Diable (2868m) and the Tête Moute (2813m) mountains.

Ski lessons for beginners in Les Deux Alpes


Les Deux Alpes has 200km of slopes and two-thirds are green or blue, so the resort is ideal for beginners. There are various easy runs directly by the village, which are particularly helpful for younger skiers, as they don't need to carry their equipment far.

The ski schools in Les Deux Alpes offer lessons from age 4yrs. Groups have a maximum of 10 participants and are arranged according to age and ability. Children aged 4-6yrs learn their first moves in the snow garden, which is secure and separate from the main slopes. Kids aged 6yrs+ learn how to snowplough and glide on green slopes nearby. The meeting point for group lessons is either the snow garden or directly by the green pistes.

When the first basics have been well-established, the ski schools in Les Deux Alpes progress onto easier blue runs within the resort. The focus moves to improving technique and introducing parallel skiing.

Ski schools recommend the blues on the quiet Vallée Blanche sector to the right of the village, for those looking for peaceful slopes to work on their technique after lessons.

Kids’ ski lessons in Les Deux Alpes


Ski schools in Les Deux Alpes offer ski lessons to kids aged 4yrs and older. The youngest skiers learn the technique basics in the kids’ area; this enclosed and playful space is adapted to the children’s needs and offers the optimal conditions for young learners.

Kids aged 6-13yrs start on the green slopes within the resort. The ski schools in Les Deux Alpes take skiers with previous experience directly to blue or red slopes that are the most suitable for their level and progression.

Experienced skiers are taken to explore the red and black slopes on the Fée mountain (2200m). Vallons de la Selle is also a great playground for off-piste skiing and some ski schools in Les Deux Alpes even offer freeriding group lessons that take place within this area.

Les Deux Alpes ski pass


The Les 2 Alpes ski pass covers 200km of slopes. There are various price ranges, depending on the length of stay, the season and the skier’s age. Discounts are available for early bird and group or family skiing. The ski schools in Les Deux Alpes are happy to give further advice about ski pass rates.

Ski hire Les Deux Alpes


With almost 40 ski hire outlets in Les Deux Alpes, the resort is optimally equipped for skiers who want to hire out the latest equipment, or even for those who want to try skiing without having to buy all the gear.

Ski lesson prices in Les Deux Alpes


Ski schools in Les Deux Alpes offer group and private ski, snowboard and freeriding lessons. The prices quoted are the lowest price per lesson within the season, not including equipment:

Kids ski lessons Adults ski lessons Snowboard lessons
Group from 30€/2,5-3hrs from 30€/2,5-3hrs from 30€/2,5-3hrs
Private from 48€/hr from 48€/hr from 48€/hr


The best ski schools in Les Deux Alpes


ESI St Christophe


Founded in 1986, the ESI team is particularly welcoming and offers ski and snowboard lessons in English, French, Italian & Spanish.

Meeting point:The ESI snow garden, in front of the Côtes Brune hotel.

CheckYeti customers reviews: kids friendly, beginner friendly, patient

European Ski School


European Ski School was the first French ski school to have been recognised by the British Association of Snowsports Instructors (BASI). Lessons are given in English, Dutch, French & Italian.

Meeting point: By the Coolidge lift to the right of the Jandri Express base station.

CheckYeti customers reviews: beginner friendly, relaxed, patient

What makes ski lessons in Les Deux Alpes special


3421m up on the Dôme du Puy Salié, the Belvédère des Écrins is a suspended aerial footbridge that offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain panorama.

For those who want to ski in the moonlight, night skiing is available on the Lutins piste during the French holidays, Tuesdays to Fridays, from 5.30-8.00pm.

Every December, the 8-day Rise Festival ensures a memorable start to the skiing season with numerous international DJs & musicians performing at venues throughout the resort.

FAQs

How do we find a suitable activity?

In every ski resort you will find an overview of all available offers. On the left side you have filters to quickly find the right offer. For example, you can search specifically for beginner ski courses for children in groups.

How do we find offers for our desired date?

Under the menu item "Select course date" in the upper left corner of the page you can select a desired start date. At the top of the search results you will find the offers for the desired start date. Below follow offers in a similar period.

How do we find group lessons or private instructors?

Group courses are marked with "Group". You can search specifically for group courses by selecting the "Group" filter under the "Category" menu item. Private teachers are marked with the inscription "Private". You can search for private teachers by selecting the "Private" filter under the "Category" menu item.

How do we find offers in our language?

Under the menu item "Language" you can select a desired language. Afterwards only offers will be shown where this language is available.

When should we book?

During the holiday weeks, ski and snowboard courses are usually fully booked. In order to make sure that there is still a place available in the desired ski or snowboard course, the motto is: the sooner the better.

How do we find our appropriate experience level?

Next to the menu item "Experience level" you will find a description of the individual experience levels. If you're still not sure, you don't need to worry. Simply choose the experience level that best suits your abilities. Before the first lesson of a group course, ski schools will assess your abilities so that you can be placed in the right group. In any case, private instructors will take your abilities into account on an individual basis.

How do we find offers including equipment?

All offers including equipment are marked with the inscription "Ski rental included". If you find the inscription "Ski rental optional" you can book the equipment for this offer. You will find offers including equipment faster if you select the filter "Ski rental including" under the menu item "Popular options". Depending on the provider, an offer including equipment contains: skis, ski poles, ski boots and helmet. You will find a detailed list of the included rental items in the respective offer description.

There is no offer including equipment, where can we alternatively rent equipment?

In a ski resort there is almost without exception the possibility to rent winter sports equipment. If you book via CheckYeti, you will receive discounts from our partner Skiset, where you can conveniently reserve your equipment online.

How many participants are usually in a group?

This depends on the ski school. Some ski schools have a maximum number of participants per group. You can find this information in the descriptions of the offers.

At what age can children ski or snowboard?

There is no fixed age limit here. Supported by specially trained children's ski instructors, children can already learn to ski playfully at kindergarten age. Depending on the children's level of motoric and social development, the ideal starting age is between 4 and 5 years. Occasionally there are children who can already learn to ski at the age of 3 1/2 years.

How many days should the lessons last for our children?

During the holiday weeks, children's ski courses for beginners usually start on Sunday or Monday. The program is designed in such a way that the best learning results are achieved when your children take part in the ski course throughout the week. So they don't miss the final event (race, etc.) and experience a great week with their group. For advanced children the learning success usually kicks in on the third day.

Is it better to put our child in a group lesson or a private tuition?

The group lessons are generally recommended for beginners. Learning together with peers is more fun. The children are not constantly in the focus and have the possibility to catch their breath between the individual exercises, while the other children are on it. In order not to underchallenge highly talented children, a private ski instructor is recommended.

Can we join our child with a private instructor?

Yes, that's possible. Some providers even offer special family offers. Otherwise, you can simply book a private instructor for children or adults and inform the ski school after booking that you would like to go together.